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Adapting France to the challenges of global climate change

Adapting France to the challenges of global climate change

Type of text : Opinion
Type of referral : Own initiative
Working group : Section for Environment

Rapporteur(s) :

Antoine BONDUELLE
Environment and Nature Group
Jean JOUZEL
Qualified Individual Group
Date adopted : 14/05/2014 | Period : 2010-2015

It is essential that we adapt to cope with the changes in our climate brought about as a result of human activity. It is, of course, vital that we limit global warming to less than 2°C as a matter of urgency, but even at this level, harmful consequences will be felt in the overseas territories and departments and later in mainland France. Our country must therefore be prepared for this. Different regions will need to deal with new illnesses and allergies, risks to forested areas, fires, the threat of flooding and an increase in heatwaves and extreme precipitation, among other things.